Playgoers Pictures

Playgoers Pictures was an American film production and distribution company active between 1921 and 1923 during the silent era.[1] Unlike many other independent companies it concentrated on a variety of genres rather than just westerns.[2] The 1921 film Tropical Love was one of the first to be shot in Puerto Rico. It also released several British films including The Pauper Millionaire. Norma Shearer starred in the 1923 film A Clouded Name while other actors appearing in the company's films include Dolores Cassinelli, Marjorie Daw, Fred Niblo, Lillian Lorraine, Wyndham Standing, Noah Beery, Dorothy Mackaill and Reginald Denny.

Poster for The Butterfly Girl (1921)
Poster for The Man Who Waited (1922)

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Munden p.778
  2. ^ Langman p.XXVI


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  • Langman, Larry & Finn, Daniel. A Guide to American Silent Crime Films. Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.
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